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Who created the Sugar Act?
Beside this, why was the Sugar Act created?
Parliament passed the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764. The proper name of the Sugar Act is The American Revenue Act of 1764. The focus of the Sugar Act was to discourage colonial merchants and manufacturers from smuggling non-British goods to avoid taxes imposed by Parliament.
Beside above, what was the reaction to the Sugar Act? April 5: SUGAR ACT (American Revenue Act) is passed by Parliament to raise funds for the depleted British treasury and to curtail the colonists’ smuggling of non-British sugar and molasses to avoid import tariffs. It decreased the tax on British sugar and molasses but increased the enforcement of anti-smuggling laws.
Also to know is, who enforced the Sugar Act?
Sugar Act, also called Plantation Act or Revenue Act, (1764), in U.S. colonial history, British legislation aimed at ending the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies and at providing increased revenues to fund enlarged British Empire responsibilities following the French and Indian
Why did the Sugar Act anger the colonists?
The Sugar Act:The colonists believed the Sugar Act was a restriction of their justice and their trading. With the taxes in place colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of molasses from countries other than Britain.